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Loren A. Baldwin

Loren A. Baldwin died in Lakeport, Calif., on Feb. 8, 2013.

He was a California native, born in Los Angeles on Aug. 12, 1918, and raised in Beaumont.

Loren graduated high school in 1936 and was inducted into the US Army Air Corps in 1942 as an air traffic controller.

Upon discharge, he joined the California Department of Forestry and attended college in Riverside and Redlands, Calif. He graduated in 1956 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

Loren moved to Middletown, Calif., in 1960 as a dispatcher for the State Forestry Station south of town. He later worked as a clerk in the Middletown Post Office.

During his time in Middletown, Loren served as assistant scout master and did one term as a supervisor for the South Lake Fire District. He is well known in town and will be sorely missed.

Loren is survived by his son, Jack Baldwin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A viewing will be held at Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, followed by a committal service at Middletown Cemetery on the west side of the main gate.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif; telephone 707-994-6417; www.jonesandlewis.com .

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